in real life, tactics are more of an after thought for the soldier.
as a saying goes:
Amateurs study tactics, professionals study logistics.
You can be a tactical dumbass and still win a war if you know how to arm your men, feed them, get them safely to and away from battle, and can make sure your war machine never gets clogged up and stops.
Strategy is still important, but no great plan or masterful move will help if you can't get your tanks there and your jets to pull off the runway. In fact, logistics is the one dominant way America wins wars. We actually are not masters of tactics or strategy, but logistics. (see yankswithtanks
For example when I used to play civilization III I would build up my army, see what they field, and how much. I would find out their capabilities compared to my own, and figure out a corse of action from there. I would then go to strategy and figure out our general path of conquering. I would then take %80 or so of my forces, and concentrate it on ONE city that would serve as our landfall (if across an ocean, wars on the same continent are much messier for both sides).
Since I had superior logistics, I could stop any attacks on my homeland while also pushing into them. My main strategy was to bomb their supply lines and stop their men from being armed properly.
After I gained air superiority, the war of attrition set in. It would be long and bloody for them
, but like a mighty glacier my modernized army of tanks would stomp their infantry units who couldn't be upgraded to mechanized units due to the lack of resources.
Soon just holding me back or taking back the city would exhaust them as I sent in units faster from the homeland then they could make them. I optimized production and then told it to build units for war.
Tactics only came as an after thought, "where to move my guy in trouble/where to move him to best attack!" was more a question of logistics even then as it was really "what is the fastest way to get him there/out of there," and "who can cover my unit as he makes his run for it/occupy his square as well to fortify him, and can they make it in time?"
Logistics my sir, is the answer to how to win a war, not tactics. Tactics is for the grunt unit leaders in the field to decide, not the generals.
as of the 2nd of Nov. has 6 weeks for a broken collar bone to heal and types 1 handed and slowly